dentists at Riverside Dental Group can provide you with composite fillings.
Composite Resin Cavity Crusade
Amalgam or gold fillings were once the standard (dare we say the gold standard) for dental restorations when tooth decay required treatment. When cavities are deeper, they sometimes need more enforcing restorations such as inlays, onlays, and dental crowns. Your options in today’s world of dental technology include materials that can be flawlessly matched to the natural color of your surrounding teeth. Composite fillings are plastic which means that they don’t expose you to any unnecessary mercury the way that old amalgam fillings used to.
When stronger restorations (such as the above-mentioned inlays, onlays, and crowns) are necessary, ceramic may be used instead of composite resin. Inlays and onlays fall somewhere between a filling and a crown in terms of the reinforcement they offer to a decayed tooth. Both restorations cover the entire exposed structure of your tooth. Inlays fit between the cusps of a tooth while onlays lay over one or more cusps and extend down the side of your tooth. Ceramic inlays and onlays are manufactured out of porcelain which is arguably the most tooth-like material being used in dental restorations today. Both composite-resin and ceramic offer biocompatible options that are safe, strong, and attractive.
Composite Fillings in Woodcrest, CA
At Riverside Dental Group, we can help fulfill all of your comprehensive dental needs. To contact our 92506 dentist office call (951) 369-1001. We welcome patients from Riverside and surrounding areas.